03/11/2019 08:50 AM CDT
The newest improvements at Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) feature an on-demand curb to curb service called GoLink in six service-area neighborhoods. The change, which takes effect on March 25, replaces DART On-Call and lets customers book their trips previously served by DART On-Call, enables customers throughout the system to book trips with the GoPass® app.
GoLink enhances and expands DART On-Call zones and introduce service to previously unserved or under-served areas, including Farmers Branch, Glenn Heights, Lake Highlands, Lakewood, North Dallas, Highland Park and University Park.
Customers can download DART's free GoPass app from the App Store or Google Play, select 'Plan' within the app and enter their location and destination. GoLink will appear as a choice if available in that area. Customers with the app can also purchase their ticket. Customers without a smartphone can still book a trip by calling 214-452-1827 at least 30 minutes in advance Monday through Friday, 4 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Day passes are offered for sale on board; however, you can ride GoLink at no additional cost with any valid DART pass. Additional GoLink information can be found at www.dart.org/golink.
Route 722, known as the D-Link circulator in downtown Dallas, will be discontinued. It will be replaced with a new downtown GoLink mobility on-demand service costing customers $1 for a one-way trip. The service will be funded jointly by DART, Downtown Dallas Inc., and the City of Dallas and cover the West End, Perot Museum, Klyde Warren Park, Arts District, Dallas Farmers Market, Deep Ellum, Convention Center and Main Street District seven-days a week from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
This new downtown Dallas zone significantly increases the available transit area compared to the previous fixed route D-Link. Customers will ride on an accessible vehicle provided by DART that is available only through the free GoPass app.
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Two other bus route changes will also occur on Mar. 25. Northbound service between Pennsylvania Ave. and Warren Ave. on Route 2 will be moved from Harwood Street to the IH-45 service road, and the detour routing along Ross Ave. and Washington Ave. between Hall Street and Lemmon Ave. will become a permanent part of Route 31.
Additional schedule adjustments will be made to routes 21, 42, 35, 52, 63, 76, 84, 111, 161, 208, 283, 347, 372, 378, 402, 403, 405, 410, 475, 527, 536, 549, 574 and 749.
Customers should look for new timetables and schedules before Mar. 25. They can also call DART Customer Service at 214.979.1111 or go online to DART.org/servicechange for more details.